June 29, 2009
Romance at its best.
This was Van Johnson and Elizabeth Taylor at their best. He was great in "30 Seconds Over Tokyo," but this was a different kind of role. He was not known for a romantic role but I thought that he was tremendous in this. The whole cast was top notch and the story was---well, romantic in that old fashioned romantic way.
August 21, 2007
I love this movie!
I have not seen this movie in years. It has an all-star cast: Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson, with Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed, Eva Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, George Dolenz and Roger Moore.
The story is loosly based on a story by F.Scott Fitzgerald called Babylon Revisited and is Directed by Richard Brooks. The song, The Last Time I saw Paris was composed by composed by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern, although not really written for the movie. I feel that Van Johnson was a miss cast...he is great in musicals, but I was just not believeing him as a writer. Elizabeth Taylor is at her most beautiful in this film, and Dinah Shore sing the main song beautifully.